Two W.I.P.s

If you haven't already read this on Facebook, I've 2 W.I.P.s to share this morning. First... the biggie news... or rather the wee news... we are expecting our 6th grandbaby, December 24, courtesy of our son Adam, and his incredibly creative wife (she's making a baby), Raewyn. So world... MEET THE FEET! 

We are as excited as we were when we heard that our first was on the way, but I can't help but wonder if this wee one is going to be as mischievous as Daddy Adam was! If so... Mommy and Daddy will have their hands full... but it will be an awesome adventure!

Of course, this means I've now got babies on the brain, and a list a mile long of the things I want to make for said baby. The other day I shared a link to a Stroller Blanket I wanted to knit. I saw an awesome Honeycomb Stroller Blanket made by Duschinka on Ravelry. You can see the project HERE

I immediately placed an order for yarn from Knit Picks. I bought skeins of Swish DK...Read more

Support Handmade - August 2014


 

 

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the members of our Support Handmade program. At Wee Folk Art we cherish the work that small, handmade shop owners provide. We believe that items created with love do make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. We invite you to take a moment and browse theses shops. We are sure you will find something magical. To find out how your shop can become involved in our Support Handmade program click here.

 

Woolies combines my passion for knitting and my love of animals. Still a child at heart, I delight in the magic and joy that small animals bring to us. The comfort and warmth that a lovey portrays....I still have a few of my stuffed animals from my childhood long ago. They are cherished possessions.

We have 11 animals currently on our little ranch - 2 horses, 1 wild pony, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a desert tortoise, many of them rescued animals. I adore each one like they are my children. They inspire...Read more

Potato Print Gift Wrap

To finish off our State Studies we completed our last project, Potato Prints. This one, even the boy wanted to join in. I took the project one step further and used my potato to create recycled, home-made wrapping paper.

Materials:

  • Potato
  • Butter Knife or carving tools
  • Cutting Board
  • Marker
  • Paint or Ink (we used our soy paint)
  • Paper (Paper Bag if you want to make eco-friendly wrapping paper)

 

Cut a potato in half. You might want to use a sharp knife for this part to get a nice clean cut but a butter knife will work if your kids are doing this project on their own.

Use a marker to draw on a stamp design. My son's designed were more detailed and still worked fairly well.

Use a butter knife to carve the potato. You can use other tools to add more detail if you wish.

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Flamingo Applique Block

I love serendipitous occurrences. Case in point... Monday night I got an email from one of our readers. It said:

"I've been a fan for sometime. Thank you for the beautiful work. I get so much inspiration from your site. I'd love to see a Flamingo Applique. Any chance???

Angela"

Sitting next to my keyboard was an applique block I had just finished and planned to share today. Of all things, it was a flamingo. What are the chances? I guess better than an infinite amount of monkeys with an infinite amount of...Read more

Forum Announcement

 

We are excited to announce that after years of wishing for a space in which our reader's could more easily share projects, photos, and advice... not to mention being able to ask questions... we have finally opened our forums! We are calling our forums the Wee Folk Art Community Center and we would like to take this opportunity to invite you all in.

We have spent many hours creating boards that we believe serve the needs of our Wee Folk Art Community. We have spaces for discussions about all kinds of crafting, homeschooling, home life, parenting, books, and small business concerns. We have a space to share local events, shop news, and even a SWAP board. We are especially excited about our user generated Photo Gallery in which we hope to see lots of your completed Wee Folk Art projects, plus any other crafty, artsy, or educational projects you would like to share with us. We also feel that this is a great way for us to Support Handmade.

It is our hope that our readers will find it a warm, cozy space to call home online and enjoy...Read more

Waldorf on Etsy Give-Away :: 2 Gift Boxes

Comments are now closed. Congratulations Jessica and Linden Bird. Please contact me to claim your prize.

Gift Box One

I love both using and creating handmade items.  There is such a sense of accomplishment to create something beautiful for your home and the joy of seeing it frequently.  I also like to purchase handmade items because I know that they are created with so much love.  It just makes one happy to have and use items created in such a manner.

 

Gift Box Two

There is something magical about the handmade item. Perhaps there is a little bit of the soul of the maker in each item. Very generous giveaway

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